Julia will talk about her just-published book about youth culture in Havana, The Other Side of Paradise. Amazon describes the book as, "Eye-opening and politically prescient…offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us."
Julia is a freelance journalist and teacher who has lived in and reported from Mexico City and Havana. She has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and Columbia University, where she completed her master of fine arts in creative nonfiction writing. Her essays about Cuba have been published in Conde Nast Traveller, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best Women's Travel Writing anthology, among numerous newspapers and magazines. Julia writes and teaches at the New School in New York City.
If you are unable to attend Julia's assembly at Catlin Gabel, you can catch her at Powell's on Hawthorne at 7:30 p.m. in an event co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council and Powell's Books.
This meeting is an annual favorite. College counselor Kate Grant moderates a panel discussion among a group of seniors. They’ll talk about their Catlin Gabel experiences, plans for the spring (college decisions will not have been made yet), and offer advise for parents. Everyone is invited! Bring your questions for the class of 2014!
Coffee and tea are available to parents at 8 a.m. in the Barn prior to the meeting.
Catlin Gabel has a long-standing relationship with Maru-a-Pula (MAP) School in Gaborone, Botswana. Each year, we host one MAP scholar.
This weekend, we'll have a much larger MAP presence on campus, as the school's highly regarded student marimba band is coming to perform. This is the second time that the band will have visited the Pacific Northwest and the first since 2010. Beyond sharing the love of marimba, the tour's goal is to raise funds for the school's orphans and vulnerable children scholarship program. You can check out some of their videos here.
Local group Boka Marimba will open the show.
Suggested donation $10–$15
Students and teachers from across the school come together annually for an enchanting afternoon of walking, skipping, sprinting, talking, and hanging out. It's a fundraiser benefiting financial aid. This year's goal is $75,000!